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Title Pair of iron spurs
Nationality British
Period c 1770-1815
Price £60.00

These are heavy duty military/hunting examples in polished iron. As the 19th century wore on, the shanks got shorter and tended to lose their sepentine shape. The buckle was normally worn on the outside instep of the boot, secured by a leather strap or small chain under the instep, with another one running over it.

These are in reasonable shape, having been carefully hand cleaned. There is still extensive evidence of old corrosion visible. They were probably made in Birmingham, London or Sheffield, at that time the main centres for horse furniture production, in England at any rate.

The depth of the spur (from the inside heel to the front of the spur) is 8.2 cm and the width is 8 cm, one slightly smaller than the other.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Horse Furniture : Spurs : British : 18th Century]

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I picked up the parcel today ... I am very pleased I decided to buy this.

C T, Denmark, 09.08.2013

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

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